Champ of the Camp
After a sensational world premiere at DIFF, the film opens in cinemas across the UAE on January 30!
Following the sensational world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival in December, “Champ of the Camp” has secured theatrical release in cinemas across the UAE on January 30!
Please help us spread the word. It is extremely rare for films like this to get into theaters here. Please show your enthusiasm for independent films and for the message of respect and appreciation for the men behind the towers of our amazing country.
Cinema listings are
GRAND CINEPLEX – Wafi
GRAND MEGAPLEX – Ibn Battuta
VOX CINEMAS-DCC- Deira City Center
Abu Dhabi: NATIONAL CINEMA (at Najda (6th) & Zayed the First (7th) streets, 06711700
Sharjah: STAR CINEPLEX
Fujairah: GRAND DANA
Al Ain: GRAND BAWADI
International Labor Organisation
Veritas Films director, Mahmoud Kaabour, invited to address the ILO
Founder and Managing Director of Veritas Films, Mahmoud Kaabour, was invited to give the keynote speech at a recent gathering of media and labor experts hosted jointly by the International Labor Organisation and the Institut Panos Europe. The theme of the event was “Looking for creative narratives around labor migration in the middle-east.” The conference, held under the patronage of the Jordanian Ministry of Labor, brought together participants from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the United Arab Emirates and Ethiopia.
CHAMP OF THE CAMP
First-ever documentary from the labor camps of Dubai drew a crowd of 1,200+ and a standing ovation for our stars in attendance, the laborers.
On Sat Dec 7th, "Champ of the Camp" was shown at the 10th Dubai International Film Festival in one of the largest documentary premieres in recent history. 1,200+ people saw the narratives of the labor camps play out against the backdrop of Burj Khalifa, in a night of symbolic reconciliation between the larger public and the marginalized labor community. The press has been raving ever since. A positive change has started here. We thank everyone who supported our efforts and made this night happen!Read reviews of the film in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Selected additional press coverage of the world premiere: BBC Outlook, The National, Screen Daily, Gulf News, The Guardian.
Watch the trailer:
In its world premiere, “Kismet” was nominated and short-listed for the IDFA Best Mid-Length Documentary Award 2013.
"Kismet," the analytical documentary about the soft power exercised by Turkish soap operas, had a strong world premiere at the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam in November 2013. It competed and made the short-list in IDFA’sBest Mid-Length Documentary category.
Veritas Films co-produced the film in its UAE section which features scenes and characters in Abu Dhabi and Ras al Khaimah. The film is directed by Nina-Maria Paschalidou and produced by Forest Troop and Anemon Productions, in co-production with Al Jazeera and ARTE, in association with SVT, Knowledge Network, YLE, RTS, Channel 8, BTV, MRT and CYBC and with the support of the Media Programme of the EU, the Croatian and Bulgarian Film Centres.
Watch the trailer here.
Read about the film and
Veritas Films’ role in this article in The National.
DFI's Doc Tutorials
Veritas featured in DFI documentary tutorials
Creative Director Mahmoud Kaabour and Business Director Eva Sayre were each featured in the Doha Film Institute’s latest informational web tutorials on documentary editing and distribution.
Watch the videos at distribution and editing.